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Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Birthday

Hello,

Cindy here today to share a couple birthday cards.  I used my new Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp and matching Mermaid Kisses Frame Cut plus some mix and match of other sets to create my cards.

For my backgrounds, I used the same stencil but with slightly different ways.

On the first one, I wet a watercolor panel with water then I lay the Long Leave Stencil and press down to ensure the stencil is sticking to the paper.  Then I brush various watercolors in the negative space, after it dried I stamped the coral and seaweed.  I thought it turned out pretty cool.  By the way I left the stencil on the watercolor panel while it dries, this is to ensure the watercolors don’t run into the positive space after I remove it.  I hope this makes sense to you.

The sentiment is stamped using ombre ink Tide Pool to Navy and clear heat embossed.  The mermaid, star fishes, seahorses and small fishes are stamped with Jet Black and watercolored, then die cut.  To add a bit of shine I brushed some area with Clear Wink of Stella.

 

And here’s a close up so you could see the shimmer on the mermaid’s body.

I also did a bit of stamping inside the card.

For the second one, I colored my watercolor first then lay the stencil on top and I soak up the color from the negative spaces.  This gives a more subtle look.

Remember there are new stock in the a2z store, from the 2018 Hero Arts Catalog.  If you don’t see the supply I used in the store, just make a request and it would be ordered just for you.

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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Words of Love – Je t’aime

Hi,

Only a few more days before Valentine’s Day.  Have you got your Valentine’s Day card(s) done yet?

I’ve got a simple one to share today.

The focal image and sentiment are from the Hero Arts digital stamp set Words of Love.  I resized and printed them on white card stock.   I have an inkjet printer, so when I use an inking tool to apply ink to the candy hearts, the black ink comes out and it becomes cloudy (even after I clear embossed them), like this:

 

So I printed a second set of candy hearts, used my VersaMarker and go over where the black ink is and clear heat embossed it before inking candy hearts.  They turned out a lot better.  Here’s a close up.

See what I mean?  I hope you enjoy my card, and I hope you’d join in this month’s challenge – It’s a Love Thing (use pink and/or red on your projects).  Scroll down to get the details.  By the way the sentiment is “I love you” in French.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Digital Stamp – Words of Love
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Love
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Love by Lia
  • Ranger Distress ink (Spun Sugar)
  • Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink (Ultra Pink)
  • VersaMarker Watermark Pen


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Hero Arts Scribble Coffees

Happy Thursday everyone,

I am still playing with my ‘new to me’ Hero Arts Scribble Bold Print cling stamp, it’s less than a month old so I say it is still new.  LOL

I first stamped the Scribble background with various distress ink on white card stock.  Then I die cut my coffee cups (using Hero Arts Nesting Teacup Infinity Dies) and distressd the edges using matching inks.  On a kraft panel I created coffee cup rings with distress ink, and dots/splash with water color.  Then I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment (from the Color Layering Butterflies set) and use foam tape to adhere the stacked cups and saucer.   Want to know where my saucer comes from?!  🙂  It the bottom of a large cup from the same infinity dies set.  🙂  Then the kraft panel goes onto a regular card base.

I think with enough coffee one’s heart would flutter?!  😀  Have you play our January Challenge yet?  Scroll down and check the details.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Lantern

Hi everybody,

I am so excited to share my project with you today, I used my Ornaments Infinity Dies to make not ornament but a faux lantern.  I am inspired by the Chinese Lantern Festival (which falls on March 2nd this year).

We all want to stretch our craft supplies right?  Last year I made some 3D ornaments using this same set of die, you could see them in this post.  And I thought to improve the shape of my ornaments, such as this one.

So I use one of the medium dies and make a prototype like this.

Instead of just scoring and folding down the center, I scored two lines leaving some space in the center.  I think it does look a lot better.  To tie the twine, I used a flower die cut using a die from the Hero Arts Frame Cut – Scallop Frame set and glue it over the top.  Now I just need to choose some color card stock to make or do some stamping on the white Cs before die cutting the pieces.  And those would be my next holiday project!!  Yay.

Next I experimented with a different die, and while doing that I thought why not expand the scope and made faux lantern?

 

I die cut six times the ornament shape, mark and score a rectangle area (see photo below), folded and glue together the edges.  To cover the top for the twine, I die cut the large snowflake from Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflake set.  And it fitted perfectly.

 

And then I went ahead with my faux lantern, I used the largest die from the Ornaments Infinity Dies set.  By now I think you got the idea of the basic steps so I will skip the ‘how to’ and go right ahead to show you the end result.

 

Here’s a little video to show how it looks all around.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies
  • Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Leaf and Floral Background, Small Strip Flower
  • Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflakes, Scallop Frame
  • Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair
  • Hero Arts Orchid Cutting Set by Lia
  • Ranger Distress inks (Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey
  • Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn
  • white embossing powder
  • Ranger Liquid Pearl
  • watercolors
  • white gel pen


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Hero Arts Scribble Teacup

Hello,

It’s Cindy here.  My card today I created using a ‘new to me’ Hero Arts Scribble Bold Print cling stamp and a new ink alongside some oldies.

I first stampped the Scribble Background using my new ink (Tumble Glass) on white card stock and clear heat embossed.  Then I trimmed it to fit the Egg Shell Folded Card (from the Earth Folded Card pack) and adhered panel to the card base.

Next on white card stock I stamped and gold heat embossed the letters (from Ribbon Letters by Lia), the heart (from Love by Lia), and the birdie tag (from Forever).  I hand cut the letters and heart, and die cut the cup out of the tag using the Nesting Tea Cups Infinity Dies.

I adhere all the items to Scribble Bold Print panel using foam adhesive.

The ‘greater than’ sign is actually the sideway “V”.  I thought this design and color combinations could make a lovely Valentine’s Day card for both genders.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Ornament New Year Easel Card

Hello,

Cindy here to share a New Year card, inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop!  I made for you an easel card.  Let’s take a look.

 

To create the pointy shape part of my card I used one of the ornament dies from the Ornament Infinity Dies set and did partial die cut (left one in photo below).  For my pink bow tie, I select a smaller die from the same set (right one in photo below).

Here’s the back view.

I could have just die cut the ornament and glue to the card, but I think this is more elegant.  I die cut both the card base and my pattern paper the same way.  So I could sandwich the sparkly candles in between the two layers.

The ‘cheers’ are comprised for three layers of card stock and top with glitter card stock.  Champagne bottles and party hat are heat embossed and watercolored.  The year are stickers, but I outlined it with a white gel pen to make it stands out more.

This would be my last a2z dt project of 2017.  So I think it is a good time wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2018.  See you in the new year!!

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Postage Stamp Cherish

Hi, it’s Cindy here.  We are in the middle of the holiday season,  and I’ve the got a case of  ‘end of year’ blues!!  I find that 2017 is passing by a bit fast.  No not complaining just missing it already!  I had a great year and I count my blessings everyday.  So the theme of my project today is “Cherish”, cherish everyday!

I made a collage of various elements that represent the four seasons, and time.  Not sure if the message get across but I enjoy putting it together.  Lots of dimensions, fit for this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop!

 

On a pattern paper panel I heat emboss the Number Pattern with Pearl Blue EP to get a subtle background.  The panel is then die cut with Postage Stamp Infinity Die  and then glued to Egg Shell Folded Card.  The elements for the seasons are the Spring Branch, flower and butterfly, pattern Maple leaf, and snowflakes.  It is obvious that the clock represents time.   Here are some close ups.

 

To add extra dimension to the clock I stamp and cut it twice and layered using foam adhesive.  And I glued one wing of the butterfly so the other wing is off the panel.  Join in the fun, make something with lots of dimensions and link it to the challenge gallery!

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Santa Snacks Step Card

It is almost Christmas time!!  What kind of cookies are you preparing for Santa?  🙂

This year I am a little busy so I didn’t actually make any cookies yet.  But I had stamped a lot of gingerbread cookies.  They are for my “mountain fold step card” inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop.

The height of each fold from back to front (in inches) are: 3.5, 1.5 and 1.  Width of card is 5.5 inches.  The light bulbs are cut fron pattern paper and I added Sprinkled Sugar on top to give it some texture and shine.  Not sure if you notice, but the hollies on each end are glued onto the pattern paper, but the center one is attached with foam adhesive, and the other two are half on paper and half popped up. I wanted to create a gradual 3D effect, if this term exists.  🙂

Here’s a view from the front and center.

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Watercolor Ornament Shaped Card

Hi everybody,

 

Ever since I got my Ornament Infinity Dies I wanted to use the largest die to make a shaped card.  Yup finally did it!!  I created a snowy sunset scene.

I use watercolor and painted the sunset and snowy ground first, then stamped the shrubs/trees.  Next I white heat emboss the snowflakes.  Stamped sentiment and added the adorable watercolored moose.  To ensure the ornament can stand I cut the back panel slightly on the bottom.  Like so.

 

I used many sets on my card, the round shrub is from the 3-D House Essential set, the slender shrub is actually the Thyme from the Fresh Herbs set, the snowflakes and moose are from the Woodland Set by Lia, the sentiment is from the Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia, and the “made with love” words are from the Santa Snacks Stamp and Cut.   I really had fun creating this card.  Hope you would join me and play along this month’s challenge – Winter.  Remember there are new rules, be sure to check it by clicking the Challenge Rules button on the top.

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a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Winter Tea Cup Cocoa

Happy Sunday everyone, so glad you drop by today.

Winter: a perfect season for a cup of hot cocoa full of marshmallows!!  You know it, Winter is our current challenge theme.  I hope I’ve inspired you to join in the fun!!

To create my card, I die cut my cup using one of the dies from the Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies using red card stock.  To add the 3D look I flipped the die upside down (like photo below) and die a thin section apart.

This way I can use the two pieces to sandwich my marshmallows.  The Gingerbread men, sentiment, hearts, and holly are white heat embossed.  Then the cup is adhered to a plaid pattern paper panel and then onto white card base.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.